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Sonoma Coast Visitors Center

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Very good resource

We made this our first stop in Bodega over the weekend. Very knowledgeable guy greeted us and... read more

Reviewed May 29, 2019
El Dorado Hills, California
A Worthwhile Stop

This is a worthwhile stop for those visitors who are unfamiliar with the area. The person showcased... read more

Reviewed May 23, 2019
Reading, Pennsylvania
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Providing information on Bodega Bay and the Sonoma Coast. Free Wi-fi and a beautiful relaxing deck. Local art and handmade items.
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913 Highway 1, Bodega Bay, CA 94923
+1 707-377-4459
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Reviewed May 29, 2019

We made this our first stop in Bodega over the weekend. Very knowledgeable guy greeted us and answered every question we had. They have lots of brochures on the sites you should visit. He even provided an update on current highway 1 road lane closures....More

Date of experience: May 2019
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Reviewed May 23, 2019 via mobile

This is a worthwhile stop for those visitors who are unfamiliar with the area. The person showcased a great deal of pride and knowledge of the area. A recommendation when suggesting restaurants centers on asking the visitor if anyone in the party has dietary restrictions...More

Date of experience: May 2019
Thank PaleoGypsy
Reviewed October 28, 2018 via mobile

The visitors center has one public bathroom. This bathroom has two large uncovered windows—. O shades, no curtains, no frosted glass. Any female using the bathroom must sit facing these uncovered windows which are at toilet level and in direct view of windows in buildings...More

Date of experience: October 2018
2  Thank Jennifer S
Amanda B, Manager at Sonoma Coast Visitors Center, responded to this reviewResponded October 29, 2018

Thank you for your comment. We are in a new location and window coverage will be addressed. There is currently complete privacy afforded by shrubbery even though those in the bathroom can see out.

Reviewed September 19, 2018

Staff extremely cordial, informative and made for a great tasting. Had a great variety of quality wines, especially Pinot's. Gorgeous area, quality wines, a must visit!

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank f1nut57
Reviewed August 24, 2018

Kara was extremely knowledgeable about the area & shared excellent maps & trip ideas from wine/artisan cheese tours to scenic drives to general shopping.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Lee P
Reviewed August 7, 2018 via mobile

We stopped in Bodega Bay while vacationing in California. We had little information on this destination so we visited the Visitor Center. Kara provided us with maps, a wealth of information and suggestions for us since we only had one day to tour the area....More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank LouRod17
Reviewed July 30, 2018

they had lots of brochures and a very helpful, informative lady who was very eager to help us enjoy the area.

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Cheryl W
Reviewed July 29, 2018

O.K., so you come to Bodega Bay and, other than knowing about Alfred Hitchcock's1960's filming of "The Bird's", what else if there to do? Well, be prepared to be overwhelmed by all the local sites and activities, as well as in all of Sonoma County...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Patricia E
Reviewed July 9, 2018 via mobile

We dropped by as I read they sold a guidebook about The Birds, which we bought. Bonnie was extremely helpful and informative, giving us a lot of info and brochures about the surrounding area. She advised visiting Bodega Head, which we did right after, and...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank brigadoon
Reviewed March 21, 2018

I called to plan our upcoming trip and Kara was extremely helpful!! Thank you!! I needed help in deciding routes to take and Kara was wonderful at describing the area. We plan on stopping in to pick up maps when we visit.

Date of experience: March 2018
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